Monday, January 26, 2015

More lies from Savo Štrbac: MPRI is NOT offering the "Krajina" Serbs a Settlement

This weekend was marked by yet another bombastic claim by the discredited Savo Štrbac of Veritas, this time claiming that the American firm MPRI has "offered the [Krajina] Serbs a settlement" of their claims that Croatia's Operation Storm was a genocide.  (See link here).  I have previously written about how Mr. Štrbac continuously misrepresents the facts of that Krajina Serb lawsuit against MPRI in Chicago.  (See my blogs here and here).  His claims this weekend are also false:  MPRI has not "offered the Serbs a settlement."  I suspect that Mr. Štrbac puts out such wildly optimistic propaganda in the Serbian press in order to justify additional funding for his Veritas organization.

The facts are as follows:

1.  The lawsuit filed by the "Krajina" Serbs against the former MPRI (now known as Engility Corporation) is currently pending before Judge John Lee in the United States District Court in Chicago.  Judge Lee ordered the Krajina Serbs and MPRI to:

  • Indicate whether any settlement discussions have occurred;
  • Describe the status of any settlement discussions; and
  • Whether the parties request a settlement conference.
(See Judge Lee's Standing Order, at Section IV, found here).

In other words, the Court in Chicago requires the parties in every case to consider the possibility of settlement.

2.  On 2 December 2014, the "Krajina" Serbs and the former MPRI responded to Judge Lee's order by advising that it was the Krajina Serbs who were proposing a mediation:

"Settlement discussions have not occurred.  Plaintiffs [the "Krajina" Serbs] have proposed an early mediation before the parties become fully engaged, and Defendant [Engility Corporation, the former "MPRI"] is considering its amenability to such an early mediation."  [See the "Joint Status Report" filed in the Chicago court, here at numbered page 6).

From this document it is clear that it is the "Krajina" Serbs who are proposing a discussion about settlement, and not MPRI.  Furthermore, it is clear that as of 2 December 2014, MPRI had not agreed to such settlement discussions.  If MPRI later agreed to participate in a settlement discussion, this would not be unusual, because they may simply want to hear what the "Krajina" Serbs would like to propose.  For example, if the "Krajina" Serbs propose to dismiss the case if MPRI pays them $100,000, this might be something that MPRI would consider because it will cost MPRI $100,000 in attorney's fees to have the case dismissed.   But this is a much different situation than Savo Štrbac has described.  

The truth is that it is the "Krajina" Serbs and Mr. Štrbac who are looking for a settlement, not MPRI.  All MPRI has said is that it is willing to listen to their proposal.


  1. I'm sorry for off topic, however I would like to ask one question about Savo Strbac that crossed my mind as I was reading the blog. Hadn't he admitted he knew civilians are being exchanged as POW in his testimony in front of ICTY. Here's the clip :

  2. It’s my understanding that there is mediation ongoing between the two parties – which is rather significant. Wouldn’t you agree that this strongly indicates that there was actually a US-MPRI-Croatian joint criminal enterprise conspiracy as pointed out in my article and not any Nordic intelligence conspiracy changing witness statement and promoting Mr Carl Bildt as you claimed in your blog in 2013 and elsewhere? Or do you still advert the same as in your blog in 2013 and your references to my article?

  3. Jussi, your understanding is not correct. The fact that there is mediation is not "significant" at all. In almost every case in federal court in the United States, the parties are encouraged to go to mediation in an effort to resolve the dispute. This is nothing new or unusual. Furthermore, it is the Serb plaintiffs who asked for mediation, not MPRI. Moreover, MPRI has moved to dismiss the entire case, which tells you how little MPRI thinks of the case. As for your contention that this "strongly indicates" that there was a conspiracy, all I can do is laugh. Your original article was filled with lies fed to you by Elgren and Robertsson (as I detailed in my blog and which you do not deny, i.e. there is no "CIA video" of the shelling, Alan Tieger was not part of an American conspiracy, Greg Kehoe had absolutely noting to do with the investigation into Operation Storm, etc), and you continue to pursue this allegation with no evidence. In contrast, I have very specific proof that your friend Joachim Robertsson falsified evidence. In a normal jurisdiction, Mr. Robertsson would have been prosecuted for obstruction of justice.